DARE TO GO BARE – A SUMMER WITHOUT MAKE UP
This year summer seems to have crept up on us far too soon, and most of us hope to look forward to a spell of warmer weather. The downside of spending time in the sun however means that our make up will really be tested to the limit. While we all want to look our best, we may have to concede the odds are against us and hot sticky lipstick, melting make up and smudged mascara really are a high price to pay.
Perhaps we should consider saving ourselves the time and effort of trying to cope with the frequent make up issues that summer poses. After all, doesn’t our skin also deserve a summer break and an opportunity to be refreshed – just like we do?
The answer to this question is a resounding yes.Taking regular breaks from wearing make up is a wise decision. No matter how rigorously we clean our skin there will always be some make up left behind in our pores, and going make up free will enable the skin to recover. Leading skin specialist, Dr Terry Loong, expands on this theory – “A skin care regime needs to be modified to reflect the change in season and its effects on the skin.” Further information on her three week regime for ‘skin fasting’ can be seen here – http://www.pocketfulofrye.co.uk/health-beauty/pre-summer-skin-fasting-routine
While going make up free for summer may take a bit of confidence and getting used to, there are other things we can do to take care of our skin.
Drinking water – Take care of your skin from the inside out. Aim to drink at last five to eight glasses of water a day. This will hydrate and purify the skin w
hile flushing out toxins and boosting the skin’s natural metabolism .
Sleep – Sleep gives the skin a chance to repair itself, leaving you looking refreshed and taking away those dark circles beneath your eyes. At least eight hours sleep a night is recommended.
Sun creams and sun screens with SPF – Going make up free for summer certainly does not mean neglecting to think about sun creams. In fact, using sun creams with the appropriate level of SPF becomes even more important to protect skin from harmful UV rays.
Most sunscreens on the market offer broad protection from the sun, but SPF values can differ widely, with a range of 2 to 100. Generally the SPF number indicates how many more minutes the sunscreen allows a person to remain in the sun without getting burned than if they had no skin protection. However, this is an estimate and does not take into account personal skin types. Understanding SPF, your own personal skin type and the effects of the sum is vital when spending more time outdoors during summer.
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